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Joe Levi
Works at Pocketnow.com
Attended Weber State University
Lives in Newton, Utah, USA
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HP recently activated a secret feature in its Officejet Pro printers (and possibly other models) that causes the printers to refuse to print with third-party or recycled ink cartridges. Please join us in demanding that HP say no to DRM.
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The lack of new Android Wear smartwatches isn't necessarily a bad thing. 
We may see a flood of new Android Wear gadgets early next year based on Google's new update to its wearable platform.
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I just sent the following to my Senators and Representative. Feel free to borrow from my text and do the same with your Federal Delegation.

(salutation),

The U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls is trying to make rule changes to treat gunsmiths as “manufacturers of defense articles” and to transfer the export licensing of commercial and sporting firearms and ammunition products from the State Department to the Department of Commerce.

This is yet another attempt by this Administration to enact "gun control" (better called "firearms infringements") by executive order and administrative rule-making - they know it's an infringement, and they know that Congress won't pass laws that further infringe upon our Second Amendment Rights, so they're going about it through backdoor mechanisms.

Denounce these cowardly attempts to further infringe upon our Civil Rights!

What is your plan to stop these usurpations of your delegated powers and put an end to this "backdoor gun control"?

I will be watching your actions and await your reply.

- Joe Levi, Delegate
http://Gun.zone
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Yeah, I know. I'm the Android Guy... but hey, maybe you can sell it and get one of the new Google Pixel phones if ya win. ;)
We’re giving away 3 iPhone Lucky Number Seven Bundles and offering Discounts on Accessories too! http://bit.ly/2bPpn6l
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+Joe Levi Ohh man :P
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Best Mouse to Stop Wrist Pain

I’m a webmaster by trade. As you can imagine, that requires a lot of typing and a lot of mouse clicking. I use an ergonomic keyboard to clack away, but not long ago I started developing a “tiredness” in my right wrist. Over time that “tiredness” turned to numbness and eventually pain.

That’s when I picked up a new mouse. It helped a bit because of its unique shape – but the pain didn’t go away entirely.

I picked up a new mouse, this time from Anker (rather than Microsoft). It’s shaped such that your wrist can “stand up” rather than “lay down” when you’re using it. It feels great, and after my initial break-in period of about two days, it’s no longer “weird” to use… and my wrist pain is gone. Completely. No numbness or “tiredness” either.

The only downside, although it’s wireless (comes with a USB 2.4GHz dongle), it’s not Bluetooth, so I can’t easily use it with my Android phone or tablet.

I don’t know if it’ll do the same for you, but for under US$20, it’s worth a try!
I’m a webmaster by trade. As you can imagine, that requires a lot of typing and a lot of mouse clicking. I use an ergonomic keyboard to clack away, but not long ago I started developing a “tiredness” in my right wrist. Over time that “tiredness” turned to numbness and eventually pain. That’s when I
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I recently cut soda and caffeine out of my life and needed something to drink in its place. The obvious answer was water. Soda and energy drinks brought convenience with them – water didn’t.

To address this I picked up a 20-ounce Hydro Flask. It’s a metal bottle with a double-wall – similar to the Thermos that my dad used to carry to work with him every day. According to the manufacturer the bottle can keep hot things hot for 6 hours and cold things cold for 24. Not too shabby.

What’s better, I’ve dropped this thing several times – and it’s none the worse for wear. A traditional glass-vacuum thermos would have broken several times over. Not the Hydro Flask!

The downsides: If you want a flip-straw, it’s extra. If you use the FitBit app to log your water intake, this is 20-ounces (not 24).
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+Jose Santana I never drank coffee or tea, just Mt. Dew, Dr. Pepper, and Rockstar.
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The lack of new Android Wear smartwatches isn't necessarily a bad thing. 
We may see a flood of new Android Wear gadgets early next year based on Google's new update to its wearable platform.
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I just sent the following to my Senators and Representative. Feel free to borrow from my text and do the same with your Federal Delegation.

(salutation),

The U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls is trying to make rule changes to treat gunsmiths as “manufacturers of defense articles” and to transfer the export licensing of commercial and sporting firearms and ammunition products from the State Department to the Department of Commerce.

This is yet another attempt by this Administration to enact "gun control" (better called "firearms infringements") by executive order and administrative rule-making - they know it's an infringement, and they know that Congress won't pass laws that further infringe upon our Second Amendment Rights, so they're going about it through backdoor mechanisms.

Denounce these cowardly attempts to further infringe upon our Civil Rights!

What is your plan to stop these usurpations of your delegated powers and put an end to this "backdoor gun control"?

I will be watching your actions and await your reply.

- Joe Levi, Delegate
http://Gun.zone
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I just sent the following to my Senators and Representative. Feel free to borrow from my text and do the same with your Federal Delegation.

(salutation),

The U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls is trying to make rule changes to treat gunsmiths as “manufacturers of defense articles” and to transfer the export licensing of commercial and sporting firearms and ammunition products from the State Department to the Department of Commerce.

This is yet another attempt by this Administration to enact "gun control" (better called "firearms infringements") by executive order and administrative rule-making - they know it's an infringement, and they know that Congress won't pass laws that further infringe upon our Second Amendment Rights, so they're going about it through backdoor mechanisms.

Denounce these cowardly attempts to further infringe upon our Civil Rights!

What is your plan to stop these usurpations of your delegated powers and put an end to this "backdoor gun control"?

I will be watching your actions and await your reply.

- Joe Levi, Delegate
http://Gun.zone
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Again it's all against law-abiding citizens getting firearms and the criminal citizens who get black market guns (nothing stopping them getting guns), I've said this before, they are not targeting the problem and jumping on the easiest way and hitting the law abiding citizens... 
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This is, by far, the best #USB wall outlet charger I've ever used.

+Qualcomm +TopGreener +Top Greener Electric Supply Inc
Plugging a wall wart into an outlet is a pain. You’ve got a thing dangling from the wall that drains power whenever it’s plugged in, you have to plug a cord into a thing, then plug that thing into the wall, and those wall warts are prone to pulling out part way because many of
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I got to review one from amztraderreview for like $4. Best $4 I even spent! You can use this for fast wireless chargers too!
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Remember that Hydro Flask water bottle I told ya’ll about? It’s got a nice drink cap on it, but I prefer the straw with a nice finger loop.

Do I like it? This is that lid that I have on my water bottle, the bottle I got for my mother-in-law, and the bottle that’s on its way for my wife.

Downside: You’ve got to cut the straw to the height of your bottle, but that’s not too difficult.
Remember that Hydro Flask water bottle I told ya’ll about yesterday? It’s got a nice drink cap on it, but I prefer the straw with a nice finger loop. Do I like it? This is that lid that I have on my water bottle, the bottle I got for my mother-in-law, and the bottle that’s
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Save water (and your lawn!) from the summer heat with +Rachio the smart sprinkler controller.

#Iot   #SmartHome  
We just built our new home, and being the geek that I am, I’ve been equipping it to be a “smart home”. I can open and close my garage doors from the internet, I get an alert if there’s a water leak in the basement, my exterior lights are programmed to turn on and off
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CSS Guru, Web Geek, Android Fanatic, Prepper
Introduction

Joe Levi is a multi-dimensional, cross-discipline problem solver with the ability to think outside the box but within reality.

Joe was hired by Lifetime Products in November of 2005 to fill the position of Web Application Developer left vacant by their previous Web Developer.

In the years since Joe began his employment with Lifetime Products he has been instrumental in realizing several projects and keeps existing sites and solutions up-to-date and running smoothly.

Joe previously worked for BOWG Advertising as their interactive Technology Director developing projects for clients such as 3M HIS, Novell, 3COM, and Sundance Resort. He performed contract work for a local dot com, building their first B2C e-commerce shopping cart solution. He even worked for a local pseudo-celebrity where he wore many hats (including Sharepoint Developer and various technical and management positions).

Before it was discontinued by Verisign, Joe was a Web of Trust Notary, endorsed by Thawte (a Verisign company), and experienced with x.590 Digital Signature Certificates. Joe believes in the widespread use of PKI Encryption technologies and methodologies as potentially being the "magic bullet" in eliminating online fraud, identity theft, and even casual snooping.

Give Joe a pair of headphones and a can of anything "cold and caffeinated" and he can code for hours on end. He can work efficiently as a solo developer and is also at-home when working as part of a development team.

When asked, Joe tells people that it's not really that he knows all that much, rather that he's just really good at figuring things out.

Although Joe can work inside the constraints and scope of a project, he has a hard time "thinking inside the box" and can often see the larger picture and offer ideas, thoughts, or "what-if" scenarios that can help "future-proof" a given project to extend the value and business-returns.

Education
  • Weber State University
    Bachelor of Science, Information Systems and Technologies (AACSB International Accredited), 1995 - 2007
  • Layton High School
    High Honors Diploma, General Studies, 1991 - 1994
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CSS, HTML, SEO, Web Development, Web Server Administration, General Geekery
Employment
  • Pocketnow.com
    Senior Editor, Journalist, Blogger, Tech Evangelist, 2010 - present
  • Lifetime Products
    Senior Web Developer, Web Master, 2005 - present
  • Totally Awesome Computers
    Manager: Regional, RMA, Production, Store, & Sales, 2001 - 2005
  • ABC Office
    Web Services Manager, Senior Web Developer, 2001 - 2001
  • BOWG Advertising
    Interactive Technology Director, Web Developer, 1999 - 2001
  • Iomega
    KnowledgeBase Administrator, Web Developer (Customer Service), 1996 - 1999
  • Prodigy
    Account Manager, Escalations Technican, Employee Trainer, 1994 - 1995
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Currently
Newton, Utah, USA
Previously
Layton, Utah, USA - Syracuse, Utah, USA
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